Plymouth Tube Receives The 2017 Rusty Demeules Award

CHICAGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and Ҵý today announced Plymouth Tube of Streator, Illinois as the winner of the 2017 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award is presented by FMA, sponsored by Ҵý and created by FMA's Safety Council to annually recognize a company with a demonstrated safety culture. The award is named in honor of Rusty Demeules, an outstanding volunteer contributor who made significant contributions to FMA while serving as the President of its Safety Committee from its inception in 1989 until 1996. This is the second year in a row for Plymouth Tube to receive the award, which is FMA's highest safety honor.

"For the second consecutive year, FMA is pleased to present the Rusty Demeules Safety Award to Plymouth Tube," said Edward Youdell, President and CEO, FMA. "Plymouth Tube's continued commitment to a safe work environment is inspiring and should be emulated by our entire industry. I congratulate them on winning this year's award."

Plymouth Tube was founded in 1924 and has expanded to 9 locations. The Streator location manufactures cold drawing seamless alloy and carbon tubing from steel hollows, specializing in small diameters. They also provide uniquely shaped tubing such as squares and rectangles.

Plymouth Tube's commitment to safety includes their Safety Engagement Program, which focuses on safety tours, meetings, observations and safety suggestions from employees, and helps to generate improvements throughout the facility. Employees are also required to participate in their daily Stretch Program to help ensure employees' minds and bodies are ready for a safe day at work.

"We are proud to sponsor the Rusty Demeules Award, and are very proud to recognize Plymouth Tube as the 2017 Rusty Demeules Award recipient for their conscious work to create a culture of safety," said Roger Wilson, Assistant Vice President and Industry Leader, Manufacturing, Ҵý.

Plymouth Tube will be honored at a dinner ceremony during FMA's Annual Safety Conference to be held April 19 – 20 at FMA's newly constructed headquarters in Elgin, Illinois. As the recipient, a representative of the company receives complimentary registration, travel, and hotel accommodations at the conference.

For more information on the awards program, Safety Conference or FMA membership, please visit or call 888-394-4362.

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Based in Elgin, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2,300 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. FMA also has a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating.

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